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real is the recovery? how can america keep putting people back to work? we'll have a spirited debate. and i'll be joined by diane sawyer as we ask, how important is it to buy things that are made in america? >>> in libya, an uprising erupts into civil war. colonel gadhafi told me his people love him. >> translator: all my people with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but now his forces are battling a rebel army in the streets. we'll have the latest. and my exclusive interview with senator john mccain. he's calling for american military intervention. >>> and we'll meet the women warriors behind the uprising. could they be al qaeda's biggest threat? is this this week, america and the world starts right now. welcome to our viewers here and around the world. these days, americans have had to think hard about where the united states stands in the world. how the american worker fits into a new and changing global economy. and what stand the united states should take as people fight for basic freedoms around the middle east. we turn first to jobs. issue number one for the american people.
and dies. we learned what happened to his heart. >>> and, made in america. your great ideas for keeping jobs here at home. tonight, the american worker is our "person of the week." >>> good evening. they were out there today at just about every gasoline station in america, 114,000 stations across the country. the workers picking down one set of prices and slapping up new, higher ones. prices all americans have seen climb almost every single day. since the start of the year, take a look at this. the average price of a gallon has jumped 10%. from $3.07 to $3.38. so, we sought an answer. how much higher can this go? matt gutman is in hollywood, florida. $3.53 next to you, matt. >> reporter: that's right, diane. and oil prices today closed at their highest level since any time since september 2008, just a little over $104 a barrel. and the experts we spoke to said even they were surprised by how quickly these gas prices followed. and they said the soaring prices are not likely to slow down any time soon. not since hurricane katrina shut down one-third of the nation's refineries has the pric
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threatens the entire midwest, while florida is burning. >>> made in america. are you sure your home is filled with american goods? we show one family the truth and what a shock tonight. >>> and, surprising life. the unexpected story of america's pioneer pinup girl, jane russell, who died yesterday. >>> good evening. the last time it happened in america, it was 1963, and john kennedy was in the white house. we got answers to some direct questions about women in the united states. what are their paychecks, their opportunities and their obstacles? well, now, tonight, almost 50 years later, though questions have finally been asked and answered once again. a huge new report on american women, where gains have been made, where ground has been lost. and we have two correspondents on the case tonight, elizabeth vargas and jake tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million wome
>>> tonight on "world news," america afloat. in 26 states. canoes instead of cars. mired in mud. neighbors rescuing neighbors. a mountain of snow becomes a torrent of water. >>> no excuses. the government warns gas could be $4 by summer. but we ask these gas stations why their jacking up the prices now. >>> punishing kids? 20,000 seek medical attention because of teachers. where do you draw the line on paddlings, on spanking? >>> wild weight loss idea. if you imitate pregnant women, can you really peel off the pounds? >>> and, made in america gets action. will congress now require gift shops like these to sell goods from american workers? >>> good evening. more than half of america's states, 26 in all, are facing flood watches and warnings tonight. in towns from new orleans to new york, there are rivers in the streets. snow melting so fast it's as if two olympic swimming pools were pouring out every single second. and another wet storm is about to arrive. already, canoes are parked in the driveway. cars stalled in the water. and mud is everywhere. and our linsey davis is in wayn
off the "good morning america" set and here's his dressing room. we'll have the inside story of what really happened backstage. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in tnew york city, this is "nightline," march 22nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. sure, america has a dozen countries now helping attack moammar gadhafi, and yes, president obama promised to execute a quote, exit strategy this week. but none of that could have mattered to a pair of young americans the moment they ditched their f-15 and rode parachutes into the dark desert. for the latest on the closest of calls in this young war, we turn to the only reporter ever to fly a u.s. combat mission. martha raddatz has tonight's "target libya" report. >> reporter: late last night, the two-man crew of the f-15 strike eagle took off from aviano air base. their mission? take out deadly air defenses in libya. this is what flying in one of those 40-ton, $60 million fighter jets is like, as i learned when i flew a combat mission in an identical plan in afghanistan last year
've got the latest. >>> america's most wanted. it's been called the crime that changed america. before he was a famous tv host, his son was brutally murdered. the crime never solved until now. we go inside the adam walsh killing. >>> and, apple's juice? we're on the scene as the company roms out another slimmer, lighter gizmo. so, how low can they go? tonight, we size up apple, by the numbers. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 2nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and we begin tonight with another difficult chapter in the very public struggles of actor charlie sheen. last night, police removed his twin sons from his care after his estranged wife filed a restraining order against him. in an interview with abc earlier this week, sheen, one of four children himself, said he wasn't worried about his kids being negati negatively impacted by his lifestyle in all of this. i can say, hey, kids, your dad's a rock star, the actor said. here's andrea canning with the latest. >> rep
a gauntlet, saying america should stop wasting education money and put it where it gives our kids a real edge in school. >>> mormon pledge. a college basketball star has sex with his girlfriend and he and his winning team pay a very high price. what do you think is right? >>> time to go. 17 days into the libyan crisis. the president says gadhafi should leave and won't rule out military help. >>> made in america. after our family gives up all their foreign goomd goods for an ones, how much did it cost? >>> and we'll tell you about an entire little town that kept pumping and pumping a heart until a miracle happened. >>> good evening. we begin with a high stakes showdown we see in state after state after state. the battle over teachers, schools and money. well, today, bill gates, whose foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and roin clal born is here with what was really a wakeup call. >> reporter: that's right. it's not often that bill gates i
at an airport in germany. >>> and, made in america. the family who said we could take away everything in their house made overseas, stunned by the truth. tonight, we show them how it looks when we buy only from workers here at home. >>> good evening. they are our parents, our neighbors and we learned today that by the millions they are vulnerable to a kind of invisible elder abuse. it was all brought home by the original all-american kid in the old time movies, mickey rooney who is now 90 years old. he silenced the room on capitol hill of his story of financial abuse, bullying and shake. adding, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. and abc's claire shipman watched it all today. >> reporter: diane, it is estimated that as many as 3.5 million americans are victims of elder abuse. it does have a broad definition. it can be physical abuse, neglect, sheer theft, which is what mickey rooney talked about in his wrenching testimony, where he said all of them can cause devastating psychological consequences. he plays to the crowd wherever he goes. ♪ it's a lovely morning >> repo
with the revelation of a record of safety violations at america's nuclear plants. the united states is home to 104 reactors across 31 states. some of them located on fault lines. but nuclear regulatory commission safety records show more than 50 safety violations at u.s. nuclear plants from 2007 through 2011. and now there's a move on capitol hill to block lie senses for new plants. here's pie area thomas with our report. >> reporter: this is the dressen nuclear power plant in illinois. located within 50 miles of the 9 million people who live in and around chicago. but less than two years ago, the nuclear regulatory commission cited them for allowing unlicensed operators to work with control rods. they allowed three to be moved out of the reactor core when they should not have been. worse, the workers initially ignored alarms. that wasn't the only problem at dreaden. four years ago in 2007, nuclear material literally went missing from the plant. federal regulators fined the company, saying it failed to keep complete records of all special nuclear material. >> history tells us that utilities, some
of the reason for the rising prices. so what happened to america's quest for energy independence? where does it stand and what would it take for us to drive prices down? we asked bianna golodryga to find out. >> reporter: every u.s. president for the last 40 years has issued the same ultimatum. >> we will finally end our dependence on oil from the middle ice. >> and america's accepted dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: so how much have we cut our dependence on foreign oil? turns out we haven't. in fact, we rely even more on it. in 1973 the u.s. produced 64% of all the oil it consumed while importing the rest from foreign sources. half of that prosecutor opec. in 2010, 61% of the oil we consume came from overseas, while our piece of the pie shrank to less than 40%. almost ten years after 9/11 and a rededication to reducing oil imports, still no change. >> political will is the main thing that's keeping us from relying less on foreign oil. we can't change things overnight. we need to bring down the cost of alternatives and push them into the economy but in we don't get started now we'll n
america county community. police are searching for possible connection. >> two men were attacked within blocks of each other, adjusted is a part. family members and witnesses are speaking. brianne carter is live in olney with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> good morning. residents in this community are baffled and fearful after all this has happened just blocks away from one another and in less than a week. on monday punyasara gedara was shot to death as he was walking home from his job. the first job that he has had in the u.s. since moving here from sri lanka six months ago. this comes just days after 81- year-old nazir ahmed was found dead in his home. the man known to many as uncle nazir was also murdered. police want to know whether the two incidents may be connected. they happened just days apart from one another. they are looking at the villains video now from cameras in the area near the incident. they are running ballistics tests to see if the same weapon was used in both of these incidents. they are looking for an older model based toyota camry. they saw that
's parents appeared on "good morning america." they say that until her arrest, they had never heard of brittany norwood. >> there were always people she would have dinner with and go to movies with, but her name was never mentioned. >> brittany norwood said nothing in court and appeared via closed-circuit tv. the state's attorney said at one point last week that police laid out the case against brittany norwood and that detectives said at -- stepped out of the room and listen to the conversation with the family. one relative asked why did you fight with that girl? her response was "i don't know." >>> even with today's court hearing, police continue to investigate the suspects, brittany norwood. authorities are investigating reports she was transferred to the bethesda store because she was stealing from the company. lululemon management is not commenting. police say she used a hammer to kill her co-worker jayna murray, and had no accomplice. investigators are looking through surveillance video and telephone records. >>> the indicted states and its allies are patrolling a no-
supermarket chain going high-tech. >> do you use those apps on [music playing] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front... adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle, and pack the..produce... so you can make the choice that's right for you. >>> alcohol and your smart fund. push to make sure not linking together to drivers on the road. >> it has to do with smart phone apps that tell drivers the dui checkpoints. why some call this a matter of life or death. >> right now 11 million people apps. the u.s. use these you could figure out where are where they live. >> your index finger. >> it is all over the web. red light cameras and dui enforcement. websites advertise ways technology turns the tables on cops. >> it kind of defeats the purpose. >> the attorneys general for delaware want them ban smart phone applications where policevers located.ts are legalhink it should be with these applications to be because it is helping to law. the >> research in motion agreed to the applications on store.ine however, the association for competitive t
than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in southern louisiana this morning. hardest hit, the town of rayne where winds damaged 50 homes. at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from
for the attacks on 17 women from virginia to connecticut since 1997. >>> president obama's tour of latin america shipped to el salvador today. he will deal with sensitive u.s. policy is used like immigration, narcotics, and gun trafficking. last night the president of chile hosted a dinner for the president and mrs. obama. mr. obama called for a new partnership between u.s. and latin america. >>> collisions strikes continue targeting gaddafi's forces in libya. u.s. military officials say the assault on libyan air defenses have been successful and that the no-fly zone will be extended. emily schmidt has been tracking the latest developments overnight and has the latest. >> good morning. moammar gaddafi has kept a low profile the past couple days, no signs of him amid all the signs of a no-fly zone expanding. this isn't the fourth day after three nights of coalition forces targeting libya. they have gained control of libyan airspace over the eastern part of the country. now the focus is expanding towards the capital of tripoli. the u.s. continues to say that gaddafi himself is not a target. presid
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>>> good morning, america. and spring's wild weather. snow blankets the northeast this morning. blizzard conditions in the midwest. and tornadoes tear through four states. >>> there's breaking news from japan this morning. nuclear fallout. radiation, now, poisoning tokyo's tap water. officials warning the water supply's unsafe for babies. plus, new images from inside the evacuation zone. the first picture and the story they tell this morning. >>> a miniature train speeding out of control, caught on tape. young children and their parents thrown from the runaway train. this morning, the father of one of the victims speaks out. >>> you might have heard about the backstage blowup. what really happened? robin's interview with chris brown making headlines this morning. what happened when the cameras stopped rolling? the latest, on "gma." >>> and we do say, good morning, america. another quiet day here at "gma." >> dawn of a new day. >> we'll get into the chris brown story in great detail later this morning. let's talk about the weather. >> the weather is always safe. so much warmer h
? >> i do not think it is good or bad. america's favorite sport is still in business for another day. the two sides agreed to the extension. there are no face-to-face talks scheduled for tomorrow. according to a source, the agreement to extend the collective bargaining agreement is so the players can review the lead's latest proposal. it is both sides time to decide what to do next. there could be another extension or negotiations. all options are still there. the nfl attorney is glad they are still in business. >> it is not something you can chart on an hour by hour basis. it is complicated. people are working hard. i think we are going to have to keep at it. >> there were sessions by bedsides today. the mediator will meet with both sides separately tomorrow. even with the extension, there are to be no team transactions until a deal is done. teams cannot cut, re-signed, or make any player moves until a new deal is in place. i do not think a deal will be done by tomorrow. >> we are hoping for the best. >>> while the two sides are negotiated, the state of the league is hanging in limb
with your giant card. >> get more news and sheen at >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more time. >> she held her own. we'll bring that up. >>> but a dramatic night last night in the standoff of wisconsin. the state capitol completely cleared of demonstrators for the first time in 17 nights. now,
-care professionals on the safety and benefits of our medicine. this woman is with pharmaceutical research of america. >> it is helpful to learn firsthand from someone who is viewed as a leading researcher who happens to also be a practicing physician. >> but all this money can pressure some doctors to promote more costly medications that benefit drug companies. >> patients cannot be assured the prescription written for them is the most effective that is a really big problem. >> what we have is 80% at every prescription written for generic medication. >> in 2013 all drug companies will work -- will be required to report this information. we reached out to several local doctors near the top of this list and none of them would talk with us on camera. if you would like to see if your doctor is on this list go to >>> now to the latest in a crisis in libya. the senate approved a resolution calling for the resignation of muammar gaddafi. senators unanimously passed the measure that also called on the un security council to impose a no-fly zone over libya. robert gates says any military action in l
as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military posts. two slamming into a command and control facility in libyan government compounds. earlier this morning at first light, my team and i traveled from the city of tobruk to the city of benghazi. the heart of this rebellion against this mercurial dictator moammar gadhafi. america and its al lies have vowed to protect the people here. the city was deserted. there were roadblocks everywhere. almost no one in the streets. the shops were shuttered. four days ago gadhafi vowed to level benghazi. "we are coming. we are looking for the traitors," he said "and shall have no mercy or compassion. "it's been terrifying the last
down a recent immigrant from tree lanka -- from tree lanksri lanka. >> seeking to america looking for . >> an hour after monday's shooting, his car was pulled over -- >> he just came to america looking for a new life. >> an hour after monday's shooting, his car was pulled over. >> when i heard his name on the news i was just in shock. i could not believe it. but i am happy that is caught now appeared >> john, " -- john mccarthy also confirmed that the suspect is on conditional release after having been found not criminally responsible for a 2008 crime due to his mental status. >> those conditions include a requirement that the defendant take psychotropic medication. >> some fear that someone may not have been watching him closely enough. >> he was supposed to be monitored. the result is just hideous. it is beyond hideous. >> the spokesperson for the agency that was monitoring the suspect, the maryland department of mental health and hygiene say that this case will go into review. >> thank you. >>> camara, an autopsy is scheduled for a body found inside a woodbridge -- tomorrow, a
>>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, march 2nd. and there's more news overnight from charlie sheen. his kids taken away from his home last night, after his soon-to-be ex-wife gets a restraining order against him. we have his response this morning. >>> as colonel gadhafi appears again this morning, the turmoil in libya causes the american economy to slide. as oil prices spike, sending stocks plummeting and gas prices soaring. what it means for your wallet. >>> mistreating mickey rooney. the shocking abuse he said he suffered from his own family member. his public plea today. >>> designer disgrace. the swift fall of one of the most famous and controversial designers, now booted from christian dior, after a drunken rant, praising hitler, all caught on tape. >>> hello, everyone. let's get right to it. a dramatic night at charlie sheen's house. conflicting reports about his custody battle. he has two girls with denise richards. and twin boys with brooke mueller. >> abc news confirms that his twin boys were taken from sheen's
>>> making news in america this morning. >> nature's wrath. a coast-to-coast rampage. everything from tornadoes to heavy snow. and it's not over yet. >>> was an airport controller asleep on the job? big changes after airliners were forced to land with no one in the tower. >>> and then this -- >> maybe georgie boy didn't have the stuff. maybe he didn't have it in him. >> memories of screen icon elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last nigh
>>> making news in america this morning. >> breaking news from tokyo, don't drink the water. that's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuat
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, march 26th. this morning, nuclear apology. japanese officials issue an extraordinary and rare public apology to workers who are exposed to massive amounts of radiation. were they deliberately misled? and what about new reports of a huge crack in one of the reactors. >>> food fears. you find it in so many foods that children eat. why the government says it could be making more kids hyperactive. >>> facebook taking over. one are the seven words no person wants to hear? your father just friended me on facebook. we'll tell you why that's more likely to happen than ever. >>> and swimming with sharks. this is one of those what was he thinking moments. incredible video of a man who is not afraid to get up close and personal with the king of the ocean. >>> that guy did what any ration beachgoer would do. he would get out of the water with the shark. >> a nonpredatory shark. but that's a big risk to take. >> i would be doing that move when you crawl up under your beach blanket and hide. >> mommy? >> exac
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 6th. this morning, touchdown. four rapid-fire tornadoes tear across louisiana. one mother makes the ultimate sacrifice in louisiana to save her baby. today, the wild weather pushes east and north. expected to produce more drenching rain and up to a foot of snow. >>> it begins. the 2012 race for president appears to be coming to life. newt gingrich heads to iowa and mitt romney comes out swinging. against president obama, saying he has to go. we'll look at the potential republican candidates. who is in, who is out, who is on the fence? >>> where is austin bice? he's been missing for more than a week in spain. his parents are leading the search, demanding for answers. >>> and up, up and away. a bold attempt to make life imitate art. engineers try to re-create the incredible scene from the movie "up." but can you really make a house fly with just helium balloons? >>> and let's pull up that video one more time. we've been talking about it all morning. that is not a scene from the movie "up."
>>> good morning, america. >> there's a tornado, right there. get in the school. >> running for cover. a tornado chases down high school children. their moment of terror, caught on tape. >>> air traffic snooze. an air controller admits dozing off. this morning, drastic action at airports across this country. >>> chris brown breaks his silence, expressing regret over his backstage blowup here at "gma." >> i want to apologize to anybody who was startled in the office. anybody who was offended. >> but he didn't stop there. we'll have all the reaction and more details on what really happened. >>> and guilty as charged. this dog knew she was headed to the dog house. >> let's see your face. oh, my goodness. denver, you didn't. >> this morning, denver the dog is here. it's a "gma" exclusive. her first interview right here. >>> oh, denver. don't feel that bad. we've all had our tail between our legs at one point, right? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we'
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 27th. this morning, we have mind-bending numbers for you. 10 million. radiation levels in the water at one of the damaged japanese reactors is now 10 million times higher than normal. so high, the worker taking the reading ran for his life. is there anything to be done to control the disaster? >>> another big number this morning. 150 reports of wild weather across the south. five tornadoes and countless pieces of grapefruit-sized hail. flooding in california. more severe weather on the way. >>> the top ten twitter users. this is a list with some real surprises in it. the tweet elite includes some people you know. how did these not so famous tweeters become so influential? >>> and the one. we now know who is making the cake for william and kate's royal wedding. it's layered with all sorts of symbols and special meaning. we're going to break it all down for you. >>> so are you a fruitcake fan, dan? >> i like all sorts of cakes. >> the royal wedding cake will be a multilayered fruit cake, col
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morni
to weigh in. on america's new war in libya, how is the obama administration handling it. former secretary donald rumsfeld joins me from florida. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. it's good to be with you. >> so, first of all, are we doing the right thing in libya? >> well, the first thing that one has to say is that we have u.s. military forces involved. everyone has to be hopeful that it turns out well. and that the progress proceeds. what concerns me is the questions that have been raised. they are fair questions. questions about who the rebels are. and i think probably the most important question is whether or not gadhafi will stay. if you put yourself in the shoes of the rebels, they wonder whether or not the coalition has an interest in gadhafi leaving. there's a great deal of ambiguity about that. gadhafi's forces wonder whether or not gadhafi will be leaving. there's the same ambiguity that affects their decision making. and until that's clarified, it seems to me, we'll have a much more difficult time. i think that the goal has to be that gadhafi leaves. >> that is not the go
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>>> making news in america this morning. >> president obama gets ready to make his case for the u.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at home the final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from the air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the
>>> making news in america this morning. >> gadhafi fights back. happening right now. his forces launch major attacks on rebel fighters. >>> unplanned trip. another air controller suspended for sending a packed 737 too close to another plane. >>> and the first to go, from kirstie alley to sugar ray, surviving the first round of tv's hottest show. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there has been a major setback for anti-government forces in libya. rebels are now running from the towns of brega and ras la nuf, after being hammered by gadhafi's forces. >> and there's debate in washington, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moamma
there with the villagers who raced to rescue them. >>> radiation and america. how safe are the products leaving japan and heading here? dr. richard besser, on the airport tarmac running the tests. >>> and, royal ride. secrets revealed of william and kate's procession. a prince following in the same path as his mother, princess diana. >>> good evening from washington, where we are just come back from an exclusive interview with secretary of state hillary clinton about the u.s. intervention in libya, how we got involved and how it will end. but we bring you a headline tonight. are there signs that colonel moammar gadhafi and those close to him may be trying to find an exit, even though gadhafi appeared on television, promising to win? also, as abc news has reported on "good morning america," libyan dip low malts say at least one of gadhafi's sons may now have been killed by a libyan pilot on a kamikaze mission so, here is what secretary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been killed. can you c
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dream has changed. and good riddance. >> it used to be more, bigger, best. and everybody in america started to define themselves by all these things they had around them. houses with no money down, another house with no money down. three cars, two motorcycles, a boat, clothes, jewelry, vacations -- and then all of a sudden, it all came tumbling down. so, the old american dream has died and that is a good thing. >> reporter: a good thing? >> good thing. because those values of more, bigger, bigger, all this, were false. they weren't real. they were this illusion that everybody wanted to live up to and if you live up to an illusion, eventually the illusion evaporates. >> reporter: as she says in her latest group, "the money class," this new american dream is rooted in reality. >> you're not spending every penny. you're not impressing people. you are living a life where you can sleep at night and you're actually happy. that's the new american dream. >> reporter: in the new dream, suze has reversed some of her old advice. most surprisingly, about home ownership. >> i've always said to y
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of the abc series "made in america." it's a challenge, of course. first david muir stripped one family's home not made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find
first appearance on abc since he trashed a dressing room at "good morning america." he performed his hit song before a live audience on "dancing with the stars," and there was some concerns going in after he threw a chair through the window at "good morning america." he was asked about the 2009 beating incident with his then girlfriend rhianna. >>> we will not be dancing with any snowflakes tomorrow morning. >> ok. >> this is sort of the winter like dracula. it will not go away. it keeps coming back. the cherry blossoms are out. the good news is that while it is chile and cold, the temperatures will not drop to areas and levels that will freeze those blossoms. i do not think we will see any snowflakes around those blossoms here in washington. outside, 46 degrees is the current temperature. the latest 1 inch of snow we have had has been april 12th. about two weeks from where we are now. we had two it is back in 1918. what are the odds. -- we had two inches back in 1918. thursday will be cloudy and still on the downside. temperatures will not drop to damage the blossoms at all nor will we
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>>> good morning, america. and breaking news. major setback. a dangerous, new breach, the worst yet, in a reactor core, as japan faces a true nuclear catastrophe. will parts of japan now be lost for generations? >>> in this country, superbug. growing concern this morning over a brand-new drug-resistant bacteria taking hold in california hospitals. is it on the move? dr. besser is standing by right here this morning. >>> crowning glory. this beauty queen wins her crown back in a highly-publicized trial, after losing it because she was accused of being too fat. told to lay off the tacos. she's here live. >>> and going gaga this morning for polar cubs. two, new polar bears take the world stage. they're already capturing the world's heart. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this mornin
>>> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is saturday, march 5th. and this morning, rebound or relapse? we are looking for answer on the big looming question. as unemployment drops to the lowest level in two years, gas prices hit another high. will that stifle our burgeoning, yet fragile, economic recovery. >>> high-rise rescue. two workers dangle hundreds of feet above the ground of their scaffolding collapses. firefighters risk their own lives by repelling down the side of the building to save them. and it's all caught on tape. >>> huckabee versus hollywood. pundit and possible presidential candidate, mike huckabee, takes on natalie portman. accusing the oscar winner of glorifying single motherhood. now, he is facing serious blowback this morning. he responds. >>> and the royal impersonators. what's one of the most lucrative new jobs in britain? playing william and kate. and the money they're making, well, you could say it's fit for a future king and queen. >>> good morning, everybody. i want to welcome back bianna golodryga who spent the week ov
of the aisle coming together for a good cause. rare. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning amer >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, a policeman, cash, and a fake sting. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. lisa baden is here. adam caskey has the temperatures. >> of cold start today location. 35 in the district and in frederick, 27 in winchester, 30 in quantico, 38 in lexington park. baltimore at 30. below freezing at many locations. 35 at reagan national. low 50's's for the high temperature, partly cloudy. tonight, dropping down to near and above freezing. not as cold tonight. mostly cloudy tomorrow. grain by tomorrow evening. rain. thursday looks like a washout. moderate to heavy showers. there's a flood watch late wednesday into a thursday. the bulk of the moisture will follow through all the data on thursday. highs in the 50's on thursday and friday. now to lisa baden. >>> overnight construction on 295 northbound at 11th street
. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good friday morning. straight ahead, stranded in the cold and suffocating from smoke, the dramatic rescues from a southeast apartment complex. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> another chilly start today, but not as cold as a yesterday at. right now, as 30 degrees in hagerstown, 32 in the district, 34 in lexington park. we don't have a wind chill that we dealt with yesterday. high temperatures today near 50. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. we will have partial sunshine throughout the day. mostly cloudy tomorrow on saturday with high temperatures near 60 degrees tomorrow afternoon. on sunday that looks like when we will have rain showers. moderate and maybe heavy showers moving through the region saturday night and throughout the day on sunday. >>> edsall road is still closed where they had the big water main break yesterday in
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of history has a new home in our area. >>> [music playing] america's beverage companies are working together to put more information right up front... adding new calorie labels to every single can, bottle, and pack they produce... so you can make the choice that's right for you. >>> breaking news from the district to night work crews are trying to free a worker almost completely buried in a trench collapsed. >> the incident happened a short time ago on the -- on average street. >> just before 5:00 on the 1200 block, a contractor was working on a trench in front of a new house here. he moved some of the walls of the trench and it collapsed sweeping him off his feet, on to his belly. and what witnesses came over, all they could see with his boots and the tips of his pants. this bird is so heavy, it's almost like clay. -- this burt is so heavy, was likely. one person said it was the equivalent to be struck by a car going 50 miles an hour. witnesses heard someone calling for help and they could still see the dirt filling up the hole onto this adult individual. they called 9
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